FOUNDING MEMBER | JEWELER
Current Dwelling: NASHEVILLE, TN
It all began with a rock collection, a hidden family legacy, a macramé jeweler in India, and a dream. Lauren was always a tactile child; she loved creating delicate clay horses less than a half inch in size, and when painting, opted for a finger or toe rather than a brush. Her broad interest in creating was given a specific hold when she befriended a macramé jeweler while spending time in a small Indian town tucked away in the Himalayas. What happened there sparked a love for gems and the art of jewelry making. Lauren's desire to pursue this art was further confirmed by the life of her grandpa, a man who was himself a metal worker. As she delved into her family history, she caught sight of how deeply her roots have shaped her. And so, she took the leap.
Lauren celebrates the processes of life—the process of creating jewelry, and the greater process of cultivating and discovering one's self. Every piece of Lauren's work is fashioned as she wades through struggle, joy, identity, or is moved by someone she loves. She invites others to join her on this journey through the jewelry she makes, hoping that the vulnerability seen in her work will encourage her customers to do the same.
When she's not in Nashville creating, Lauren is most likely floating in a body of water, hanging by a bonfire, or reading out loud by candle light with her gang. Her most recent adventure was a trip to Asheville full of camping, horseback riding, and mining for gamets.